The 2017 MLB postseason begin Tuesday with the AL Wild Card game. Before the first pitch of the playoffs let’s look back at the regular season the only way we know how, from a betting perspective.

Most Profitable Moneyline Teams

Least Profitable Moneyline Teams

Best Over Teams

Best Under Teams

Bet Labs Over/Under Pro Systems

  • All Over/Under MLB Pro Systems went 185-151 (55.1%), +26.91 units

Contrarian Betting Strategies

Against the public (20% or less of bets) in heavily bet games: 53-69, +18.25 units

Underdogs in divisional games: 504-636, +36.39 units

Reverse Line Movement: 542-566, +15.88 units

MLB Win Totals

OVERS went 15-15

Highest win total: Cubs (95.5) went UNDER but of the 5 biggest win totals, all over 90 games, the OVER went 4-1

Lowest win total: Padres (64.5) went OVER as did four of the five lowest win totals

Biggest Surprises: Dbacks and Twins, each went OVER preseason win total by 14.5 games

Biggest disappointments: Giants went 23.5 games UNDER win total, Tigers went 21.5 games UNDER

Division Winners

Preseason Favorites (All Won)

  • AL East: Red Sox -145
  • AL Central: Indians -350
  • AL West: Astros +105
  • NL East: Nationals -150
  • NL Central: Cubs -500
  • NL West: Dodgers -185

Playoff Odds (Favorites)

  • Cubs -1200, made playoffs
  • Dodgers -650, made playoffs
  • Indians -650, made playoffs
  • Red Sox -350, made playoffs
  • Nationals -300, made playoffs
  • Astros -280, made playoffs
  • Mets -160, missed playoffs
  • Giants -150, missed playoffs

Home Run Leader

  • Preseason Favorite: Giancarlo Stanton 8/1
  • Winner: Stanton

First Manager Fired

  • Preseason Favorite: Bryan Price +200
  • Winner: Pete Mackanin, Field +400

How many no-hitters

  • Over/Under 1.5
  • Winner: Under 1.5 +200

Will there be a perfect game?

  • Yes +500
  • No -1150
  • Winner: No

Will a player have at least 30 HRs and 30 stolen bases?

  • Yes +400
  • No -650
  • Winner: No but Jose Altuve was close (24 HR and 32 SB)

Will a player win the Triple Crown?

  • Yes +1000
  • No -2400
  • Winner: No

Fastest pitch in 2017

  • Over 105 MPH (-160)
  • Under 105 MPH (+130)
  • Winner: Under (104.3 MPH, Aroldis Chapman, 9/1/17)

Longest HR in 2017

  • Over 502.5 feet (-200)
  • Under 502.5 feet (+155)
  • Winner: Under (495 feet, Aaron Judge, 6/11/17)

2017 MLB Playoffs

Betting Against the Public: 107-75, +51.42 units

Get picks for the postseason


Pending Prop Bets

AL MVP

  • Preseason Favorite: Mike Trout +125
  • Current Favorite: Jose Altuve -225 and Aaron Judge +200 (as of 8/8/17)

NL MVP

  • Preseason Favorite: Kris Bryant +275
  • Current Favorite: Paul Goldschmidt +165 and Nolan Arenado (as of 8/16/17)

AL Cy Young

  • Preseason Favorite: Chris Sale +200
  • Current Favorite: Chris Sale -300 and Corey Kluber +800 (as of 7/17/17)

NL Cy Young

  • Preseason Favorite: Clayton Kershaw +100
  • Current Favorite: Clayton Kershaw -150 and Max Scherzer +110 (as of 7/17/17)